Dallas’ Reverchon Park backdrop for librarian “Fun Run 5K & Walk”

CHICAGO (Nov. 21, 2011) – At 7 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, librarians from coast to coast will put on their running gear and participate in the Fun Run 5K & Walk, a health initiative held in conjunction with the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting, held Jan. 20 - 24 at the Dallas Convention Center.

The Fun Run 5K & Walk will begin at Reverchon Park, 3505 Maple Ave., at Katy Trail, and is one the many events taking place during the conference that will support Think Fit @ ALA, a new all conference program that encourages personal and environmental health.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults who achieve at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity can lower their risk for diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancers. These risks continue to decrease with more physical activity.

The American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world, holds an annual business meeting known as the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Generally held in January, the conference draws more than 10,000 leaders in the library and information industry for some 1,800 meetings and events. Some 425 exhibitors feature the latest in books, videos, computers and other materials available to today’s libraries and their users.

For more information on the ALA Midwinter Meeting, please visit For advance press registration or to schedule an interview, contact Macey Morales at 312-280-4393,, or Jennifer Petersen at 312-280-5043,


Macey Morales / Jennifer Petersen

ALA Media Relations

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